Saturday, July 28, 2007

PowerGadgets build 1.0.2760

A new build of PowerGadgets was released recently to address a few minor issues that came up on the support forums.

Definitely worth going with a the latest release if you are seeing/getting any unexpected results.

PowerShell Podcast

Along with Sapien, I'm going to put up a link to

Jonathan Walz's PowerShell podcast site.  He mentions my site in his latest edition, and that I'd like to start a Canadian PowerShell user group.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

PowerGadgets updates

PowerGadgets just released version 1.0.2755 (currently build 1.0.2755.24126) of their cmdlets.

Juan also just published a super blog entry on using conditional attribute parameters with their out-chart gadget.  These parameters have just been recently modified to be able to use scriptblocks!

You need to check PowerGadgets out if you haven't already.

You will find good support online to get you going, and I am always willing to try to lend a hand to anyone.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Custom maps with PowerGadgets

PowerGadgets' out-map cmdlet allows you to create your own "maps" to visually represent data.  I've blogged before about how I used a view of a World map to represent some data.

Following a PowerGadgets team blog entry, I've decided to play with a traffic light type of map to address a feature request from several months back in the PowerGadgets community forums.

So here you have a very basic traffic light gadget:

Unfortunately, using a true circle is not supported, so creating a square/rectangular light is the path I took.

The possibilities of using PowerGadgets for visualizing custom data are almost limitless.  Check out this out-map view of an airplane!.